In the opening race of the weekend, the YZ450FM mounted teammates Jeremy Seewer and Romain Febvre rocketed out of the gate and led Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha MXGP's Gautier Paulin around turn-one. A frantic first lap saw Paulin drop back to fourth as Febvre made a pass for the lead and instantly aired a small gap.
From there, Febvre was flawless as he stormed to a second race victory of the season, while Seewer was demoted to third with 3-minutes left on the clock. Paulin finished 1-second further adrift in fourth position, while his Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha MXGP teammate Arnaud Tonus struggled for energy as a result of a bacterial infection he has been fighting since his return from Indonesia 11 days ago. The number '4' of Tonus rounded out the top-ten.
An incredible start to the second and final race of the day saw all four YZ450F mounted MXGP riders emerge from turn-one inside the top-five. Seewer led the chase, while Febvre trailed, but it was the '461' who did not mess around on the opening lap as he charged past everyone including the championship leader, Gajser, to challenge his teammate for the lead.
After a thrilling 4 lap battle for the top spot, Febvre managed out-brake his teammate and take claim of the position on one of the steep downhills. Gajser also applied the pressure and forced a pass on the Swiss sensation a lap later but could not catch the '461' who was in a league of his own on the choppy, slick and slippery clay of Loket.
The trio finished in that order. Febvre won, Seewer was third while Paulin and Tonus rounded out the top-five.
Paulin has moved up into third in the MXGP Championship Standings after posting a 4 - 4 scorecards for fourth overall, while his teammate, Tonus, remains fourth in the championship chase after a tenth in Race 1 was significantly improved with top-five finish in Race 2, for eighth overall.
The double podium success of the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP duo takes Yamaha's premier class podium tally to 18 in 2019.
Both teams look forward to the MXGP of Belgium next weekend, which will take place in Lommel, a track that is less than 30km from the current residence of all four riders.